Medical Marijuana

Some simple facts: * The involvement of the CIA in running Heroin from Vietnam, Southeast Asia and Afghanistan and Cocaine from Central America has been well documented by the 1989 Kerry Committee report, academic researchers Alfred McCoy and Peter Dale Scott, and the late journalist Gary Webb. * A rather large majority of people will […]

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San Francisco’s medical cannabis dispensary program resumed licensing and inspecting medical marijuana collectives, Department of Public Health officials announced Monday. The move comes after the agency said last week that the application process was suspended. Under clarified rules, existing dispensaries must sign a statement swearing that all medical marijuana sold on-site is cultivated in California […]

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When you hear us and other outlets refer to “sixteen medical marijuana states and DC,” you should be careful to remember that really means there’s pseudo-legalized California, five semi-functional medical marijuana states (Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Montana*, and Michigan), four quasi-functional medical marijuana states (Hawaii, Rhode Island, New Mexico, Arizona), four dysfunctional medical marijuana states (Alaska, Maine, […]

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Los Angeles police say three people were arrested during the closure of the last remaining medical marijuana storefront in the Chatsworth area. LAPD Devonshire Division narcotics officers served a search warrant Monday afternoon at the Herbal Medicine Care facility on Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Police say an extensive investigation into criminal conduct at the storefront provided […]

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Despite medical needs, students with a valid Arizona Department of Health Services card, which permits the use and purchase of medicinal marijuana, are not allowed to smoke in any campus housing under University policy. (Photo by Beth Easterbrook) When the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act  was passed in November 2010 to allow medical marijuana in Arizona, […]

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BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says he will oppose an attempt to legalize medical marijuana in the state. The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/ADDKha) that Otter made the comments Friday while speaking to about 70 police chiefs during the winter meeting of the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association. Republican Rep. Tom Trail of Moscow […]

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Otter opposes legalizing medical marijuana Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says he will oppose an attempt to legalize medical marijuana in the state. The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/ADDKha) that Otter made the comments Friday while speaking to about 70 police chiefs during the winter meeting of the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association. Republican Rep. Tom Trail […]

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Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says he will oppose an attempt to legalize medical marijuana in the state. The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/ADDKha) that Otter made the comments Friday while speaking to about 70 police chiefs during the winter meeting of the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association. Republican Rep. Tom Trail of Moscow has introduced legislation […]

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Earlier this month, federal prosecutors sent letters to 23 medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, ordering them to shut down or face criminal charges. Now the owners must decide: stay and fight, or go? “I feel like fighting,” Diane Irwin, owner of Highland Health dispensary, told The Denver Post. “But I don’t want to go to […]

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